Waste Not

Waste Not exhibits scenes from the extensive recycling systems working to restore materials for reuse. His work aims to document a variety of waste streams and make viewers aware of the enormous quantities of materials left behind.
, 'Industrial polyurethane residues and sanding fleece trim. These are shredded and will either be pressed as-is or mixed with other recycled products to form blocks used in a wide range of applications, including protective packaging, acoustic insulation, dairy mats, and shock pads.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Industrial polyurethane residues and sanding fleece trim. These are shredded and will either be pressed as-is or mixed with other recycled products to form blocks used in a wide range of applications, including protective packaging, acoustic insulation, dairy mats, and shock pads., 2015

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, 'Recovered pyro-cable, a variety of electrical cable made from copper conductors inside a copper sheath insulated by mineral magnesium oxide. They may be covered by an addi- tional colored plastic sheath for identification. ,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Recovered pyro-cable, a variety of electrical cable made from copper conductors inside a copper sheath insulated by mineral magnesium oxide. They may be covered by an addi- tional colored plastic sheath for identification. , 2015

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, 'Colored glass bottles for the beverage industry, made entirely from recycled glass. The glass was originally collected through a system of selective deposit from households and industry. After additional processing in specialized glass sorting and recycling facilities, this glass was melted down to produce bottles with a standardized color.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Colored glass bottles for the beverage industry, made entirely from recycled glass. The glass was originally collected through a system of selective deposit from households and industry. After additional processing in specialized glass sorting and recycling facilities, this glass was melted down to produce bottles with a standardized color., 2015

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, 'Containers filled with clothing and textiles obtained through a network of collection points. The clothing will pass a sorting line for selection, double inspection, and sorting into different categories such as trousers, t-shirts, dresses, and bedding in three to five quality grades, mainly for export to African and Eastern European countries.,' , Anastasia Photo

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Containers filled with clothing and textiles obtained through a network of collection points. The clothing will pass a sorting line for selection, double inspection, and sorting into different categories such as trousers, t-shirts, dresses, and bedding in three to five quality grades, mainly for export to African and Eastern European countries.

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, 'Blocks of compressed aluminum scrap. Each block weighs approximately 200 kg and contains a small quantity of gold-colored lacquer typically used for beer can covers. In a specific recycling smelter, the lacquer is burnt and the molten aluminum is cast into new blocks that can be used to produce new cans, among other things.,' , Anastasia Photo

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Blocks of compressed aluminum scrap. Each block weighs approximately 200 kg and contains a small quantity of gold-colored lacquer typically used for beer can covers. In a specific recycling smelter, the lacquer is burnt and the molten aluminum is cast into new blocks that can be used to produce new cans, among other things.

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, 'Gold ingots with a purity of 99.99% recovered from indus- trial by-products and end-of-life items such as mobile phones, circuit boards, automotive catalysts, and industrial catalysts, to name a few. These products are  nely shredded and melted down in an oven, in which the plastic components contribute to the fuel.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Gold ingots with a purity of 99.99% recovered from indus- trial by-products and end-of-life items such as mobile phones, circuit boards, automotive catalysts, and industrial catalysts, to name a few. These products are nely shredded and melted down in an oven, in which the plastic components contribute to the fuel., 2015

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, 'Alkaline batteries collected through a system of selective deposit and collection from households and industry. ,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Alkaline batteries collected through a system of selective deposit and collection from households and industry. , 2015

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, 'Bales of compressed reusable clothing. The material is  rst gathered through a network of collection points and then sorted into di erent categories—trousers, t-shirts, dresses, bedding—in three to  ve quality grades. The bales are mainly exported to African countries.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Bales of compressed reusable clothing. The material is rst gathered through a network of collection points and then sorted into di erent categories—trousers, t-shirts, dresses, bedding—in three to ve quality grades. The bales are mainly exported to African countries., 2015

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, 'Rolls of paper entirely produced from recovered cardboard and paper, ready to be transformed into corrugated cardboard or other packaging material. Paper  ber can be recycled this way up to seven times.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Rolls of paper entirely produced from recovered cardboard and paper, ready to be transformed into corrugated cardboard or other packaging material. Paper ber can be recycled this way up to seven times., 2015

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, 'Steel disk brakes, obtained from dismantling discarded cars, going to steel mills for reprocessing into new steel.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Steel disk brakes, obtained from dismantling discarded cars, going to steel mills for reprocessing into new steel., 2015

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, 'Tinned copper wire, typically used in electrical motors. The different metals (copper, nickel, lead, and tin) are separated in a pyro-metallurgical process. Lead and tin are further separated using vacuum technology.,' , Anastasia Photo

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Tinned copper wire, typically used in electrical motors. The different metals (copper, nickel, lead, and tin) are separated in a pyro-metallurgical process. Lead and tin are further separated using vacuum technology.

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, 'Recovered circuit boards. The finely shredded circuit board are melted in an oven in which the plastic carrier of the circuit boards contributes to the fuel. After a number of processes, metals such as gold, silver, platinum, lead, copper, tin, nickel, and tellurium are recovered.,' , Anastasia Photo

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Recovered circuit boards. The finely shredded circuit board are melted in an oven in which the plastic carrier of the circuit boards contributes to the fuel. After a number of processes, metals such as gold, silver, platinum, lead, copper, tin, nickel, and tellurium are recovered.

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, 'Bales of polypropylene (PP) extrusion waste, obtained when extruding PP  lament for weaving or tufting carpet. This material will be cut and unraveled to produce  ber suitable for the felt industry. The melted PP  ber will hold other, cheaper fibers together.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Bales of polypropylene (PP) extrusion waste, obtained when extruding PP lament for weaving or tufting carpet. This material will be cut and unraveled to produce ber suitable for the felt industry. The melted PP ber will hold other, cheaper fibers together., 2015

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, 'Dismantled automobiles waiting to be shredded. The metal fraction will go to steel plants for the production of new steel. The remaining fraction goes to a specialized plant for further manipulation and breakdown into different components.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Dismantled automobiles waiting to be shredded. The metal fraction will go to steel plants for the production of new steel. The remaining fraction goes to a specialized plant for further manipulation and breakdown into different components., 2015

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, 'Fluorescent lamps obtained through a system of selective deposit and collection from households and industry. ,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Fluorescent lamps obtained through a system of selective deposit and collection from households and industry. , 2015

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, 'Used polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles collected through a system of selective deposit and collection from households and industry. In a specialized automated factory, the PET bottles are sorted, shredded, cleaned, and separated into different kinds of flakes. The bottle caps are also recovered as scraps.  The PET material will serve as raw material for new bottles, food packaging, or fibers used in the production of diapers, fleece comforters, and clothing. ,' , Anastasia Photo

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Used polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles collected through a system of selective deposit and collection from households and industry. In a specialized automated factory, the PET bottles are sorted, shredded, cleaned, and separated into different kinds of flakes. The bottle caps are also recovered as scraps.  The PET material will serve as raw material for new bottles, food packaging, or fibers used in the production of diapers, fleece comforters, and clothing. 

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, 'Latex residue from rejected products and cutting scraps of latex that was itself produced with recycled latex. The residue will be shredded and used as raw material for the production of new latex.,' 2015, Anastasia Photo

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Latex residue from rejected products and cutting scraps of latex that was itself produced with recycled latex. The residue will be shredded and used as raw material for the production of new latex., 2015

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, 'Radiators from scrapped cars contain copper and other metals. They are separated in a pyro-metallurgical process to be reused. The cinders that result from the process are reused to stabilize concrete in road construction, among other things.,' , Anastasia Photo

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Radiators from scrapped cars contain copper and other metals. They are separated in a pyro-metallurgical process to be reused. The cinders that result from the process are reused to stabilize concrete in road construction, among other things.

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